The New York Times bestseller. "Wickedly funny, especially poignant". (Washington Post). The notorious baby boomers are approaching the end and starting to plan their final moves in the game of life. 'What was that all about?' they're asking. 'Was it about acquiring things or changing the world? Was it about keeping all your marbles? Or is the only thing that counts after you're gone the reputation you leave behind?' In Old Age: a beginner's guide, Michael Kinsley answers the questions we are all forced to confront sooner or later. "Irreverent, wise and laugh-out-loud funny about living long enough for your organs to start to betray you". (Atul Gawande, author of Being Mortal).
"If it's possible for a book about illness and death to be delightful, this one fits the bill" New York Times Book Review "Kinsley brings wisdom and artfully suppressed anger, wistful humour, well-pitched prose and the bite of the thinker against the pretenses of the world" Wall Street Journal "Superb...a generational cri de coeur" New York Times "If aging is an opponent, I can't think of anyone better suited to take it on than Michael Kinsley" Michael J. Fox